NYC TV & Movie Tour

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Activity #442
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Rating: 4.5  549 rating points
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NYC TV & Movie Tour

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Enjoy the most filmed city in the world as you visit locations from favorites like Friends, Seinfeld, MIB, Ghostbusters and tons more!

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
sisters in town for gift show @ Javits - sightseeing
Mon, Aug 16, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Should be entitled "Ghostbuters tour". Tour as described in Where magazine highlighted "Friends, Will & Grace, Cosby Show", which all had one location on the tour. Spent more time on Ghostbusters and other movies. None the less, the guide was really good and the stops at the Friends building and Cobsy house made it worth the while! Plus it's a great way to see the city. So overall we enjoyed it.
Rating: 5
Husband and wife on first vacation all to ourselves.
Fri, Aug 13, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The tour was really enjoyable. Our guide was fun, and she offered interesting tidbits about the movies and locations. We were also shown movie clips that were shot at the locations we went to, which was cool. Of course, the photos we were allowed to take at certain spots will be great souvenirs. My husband and I thought of a couple of locations that we thought should be added to the tour (the diner from Seinfeld, for one), but that didn't take away from what we did see.
Rating: 4
family vacation from Scotland
Fri, Aug 13, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
The tour guide was excellent, and it was really good to see all the buildings and locations used in various movies and tv shows. In all it was a very enjoyable three hours with plenty of laughs on the bus with the tour guide. Go for it!
Rating: 5
grandma, mother and two teenagers from Virginia
Fri, Aug 13, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
This activity hit the spot to hold the interest of the young and old. If you are any kind of tv sitcom fan, you would enjoy the sights and sounds of the Villages (East and West) and especially the bookstore where You've Got Mail was filmed. Our guide, Erica, was excellent! She was full of knowledge about her subjects. pointed out many interesting sights on the side, was

articulate, humorous and had great rapport with her tourists.
Rating: 4
husband and wife celebrating anniversary
Fri, Aug 13, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Although we enjoyed this activity, we were dissapointed with a few aspects. First, the Saturday afternoon tour we had made a reservation for weeks in advance and planned other activities around was cancelled. We were notified 4 days in advance. The staff was apologetic and rescheduled our tour for the day before (Friday), but it disrupted other things that we had planned. The second frustration was a technical difficulty that the tape with clips from the TV shows and movies filmed at the locations we toured was not functioning until the very end of the tour. We ultimately were able to see the scenes, but spent a long time watching the tour guide fight with the VCR rather than provide us with information about our surroundings. Finally, we both left a bit disappointed having expected to see more filming sites than we did. Perhaps our expectations were just too high. The locations we did see and the time the tour guide spent giving the tour were enjoyable. We would reccommend this activity to others, but hope that our experiences being rescheduled and having technical problems were just a bad day and not a common feature of the company's tours.
Rating: 5
Mother and teenage son vacation from Canada
Thu, Aug 12, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We found it extremely enjoyable, we saw alot of Manhattan on the bus ride, and of course being TV/movie watchers (which is why we took the tour) saw lots of interesting places. We especially liked hearing all the info about where the stars live. The guide was excellent. We loved the tour.
Rating: 5
Three young adults from Ohio looking for something different to do
Thu, Aug 12, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
This tour was wonderful! We are HUGE Friends fans, and we got to see where they "live". For star-stricken people, this tour is great. Seeing where the taping took place, where celebrities live, and hearing stories behind the tapings is awesome. Our tour guide, Erica, was great. She was very informative and knew her information well. She recommended this restaurant called Serendipity that we should eat at, so we went, and it was wonderful. Great tour!
Rating: 4
family group from UK,staying at friend's house, mad about NY based film/tv
Wed, Aug 11, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Really enjoyed this event on the last morning of our 3 week stay in NY; our tour guide was fun and approachable with a good range of background knowledge about facts & trivia.

The Cosby Show references are somewhat outdated for Europeans now as it hasn't been broadcast for a long time and I felt standing around on private property in St. Luke's Place,Greenwich, inappropriate, as the old Cosby show house is actually home to an elderly gentleman who I was told by another local, is upset by groups invading his privacy.

Additionally, as the bus stopped at various locations, a few extra seconds to take photos would have made it more worthwhile. So the visit in to Mayer Schafer's cheese/antiques shop was great.

I have already recommended this activity to a relative who is coming to NY in Sept. and it was definitely something I'm glad we included on our itinerary.
Rating: 5
Friends vacationing from Canada
Wed, Aug 11, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Overall the tour was good and fun. The tour guide was knowledgeable and interesting. She has a great personality for a tour such as this. The one thing I was disappointed in was not being able to stop at certain sites more often. Not that I expected to tour each site, but at least to get a quality photo from outside the bus. Too often there was something that peaked my interest, but we passed by it so quickly that I couldn't get a picture ie: the site from the movie SLEEPERS where the boys dumped the hot dog cart down the flight of stairs. I love that movie and would have loved a photo of that.

Otherwise I enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.
Rating: 4
been to New York before, already done sites, love TV
Wed, Aug 11, 04   11:00 AM Anonymous Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Wish we had been in a double decker bus so that we could see sites from either side of bus and have a clear view to take photos.